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Bahrain: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 169354, tabled on 3 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of (a) human rights in Bahrain, (b) standards in Bahrain's prisons and (c) Bahrain's compliance with the United Nations Charter of Human Rights; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

6 September 2018

Bahrain is a Human Rights Priority Country and as such is included our 2017 Annual Human Rights Report. The UK enjoys a close relationship with the Government of Bahrain which allows us to speak honestly about a range of issues, including human rights. Where we have concerns on specific issues, including prison conditions, we raise these with the Bahraini authorities. We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies. We encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments.

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